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  • Quartz Barristers is Your Local Chambers with a Nationwide Reach – Look How Far We Go

    In our recent blog ‘Who’s On Your Speed Dial When You Need a Barrister?!’ we talked about how Quartz makes the search for a barrister quick, easy and stress-free by offering solicitors a local point of contact, but access to barristers nationwide.  To illustrate this point further, we’ve put together this infographic to show exactly

    12th February 2020
  • Who’s On Your Speed Dial When You Need a Barrister?!

    Who’s On Your Speed Dial When You Need a Barrister?!   The story of stressful last-minute searches for barristers is not a new one. All solicitors will have experienced it at one point or another. Sometimes the urgency is inevitable, or sometimes you get let down by the barrister you’ve booked. Or maybe you simply

    27th January 2020
  • New Presidents Direction on Family Law Orders

    The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane has issued new guidance in the forms of Orders in Children Cases for Judicial and practitioners information. The present regime has been governed by Practice Direction PD12B paragraph 14.13 which was issued on 6th June 2018. This Practice Direction said that all orders should should record

    19th June 2019
  • New pricing rules will mean it pays to ‘shop around’ for legal services 

    New pricing rules will mean it pays to ‘shop around’ for legal services  Paul Wright, CEO, Quartz Barrister urges SME’s and individuals to ‘shop around’ for legal services or risk paying over the odds, thanks to new price transparency rules being introduced this month #Barrister #LegalServices #QuartzBarristers #Business #Legal

    17th June 2019
  • Notts TV chat with Paul Wright at Quartz Barristers

    Catch our CEO Paul Wright chatting to Notts TV regarding the route of direct access instruction to an expert barrister for legal advice and providing a cost effective route for legal disputes for those in business. Ey Up Notts #Barrister #Legalservices #Quartzbarristers #NottsTV#Lawyersinbusiness

    21st May 2019
  • ‘Shop around’ or risk paying over the odds for legal services

    ‘Shop around’ or risk paying over the odds for legal services … shared by @LoveBusinessBuz New price transparency rules to be introduced this month will mean that there has never been a better time for small businesses to shop around for legal services – or they may risk paying over the odds warns Nottingham based direct

    16th May 2019
  • Advancing Access to Justice in a Digital Environment … Can Barristers play a part?

    The ever changing legal landscape and environment holds no certainty for those providing legal services and in the digital age many believe that Google can provide all their answers of course, but in this digital environment the opportunities for barristers to play an active and innovative role has never been greater. In many circumstances understanding

    10th May 2019
  • Who are the Windrush generation?

    The former Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that UK citizenship fees and language tests will be waived for the Windrush generation and their families. Who are the Windrush generation? Following the end of the Second World War, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland encouraged people from across the Colonies to travel to

    2nd May 2019
  • Carillion – It Can’t Happen To Us

    It’s a sad day for the construction industry when a company such as Carillion goes into liquidation. However, this does not happen overnight and while the fallout from the insolvency will be on a mammoth scale affecting both jobs (43,000) in the sector together with ongoing or unfinished projects, this has come as no surprise.

    2nd May 2019
  • Dogs – Man’s best friend or a minefield of liability?

    In this article, Barrister Alison Howey discusses the role of legislation in governing dogs and their owner’s responsibility to society.

    2nd May 2019
  • Drink driving hearing

    Richard recently represented a client charged with drink driving at the first hearing and then the trial.  Although the client pleaded guilty, Richard was able to mitigate on her behalf and obtain the minimum length of ban, the minimum fine and the minimum amount of costs. First Hearing representation including preparation – £300 (Not VAT

    2nd May 2019
  • Refused bonus payment

    Claimant resigned from his employment having been previously promised a bonus of £5,000.  Following his resignation, the company refused to pay his bonus. After a brief telephone consultation between Richard and Claimant, Richard drafted two letters for the Claimant to send to the company, the company paid the full amount of £5,000 to the Claimant.

    2nd May 2019
  • Race discrimination

    Richard successfully represented a Company faced with a race discrimination case. Richard advised the client in a face to face conference at the company premises and was able to negotiate a settlement substantially lower than that which may have been awarded by an Employment Tribunal. Conference £450 (Not VAT Registered) Negotiation settlement £250 (Not VAT

    2nd May 2019
  • Child arrangements

    Represented a father who is desperate to have contact with his children.  He has the added difficulties of not being an English speaker, having had to leave the family home (with nowhere to go) and his immigration status is “precarious”.  This is the first application he is submitting to the court for a child arrangements

    2nd May 2019
  • Commercial freezing injunction

    An impecunious client with a multi-million pound claim against a former business partner found himself in a difficult position. In order to pursue his main claim, he had first to deal with his previous commercial solicitors who had relieved them of all his spare funds and had sued him for more and also a freezing

    2nd May 2019
  • Substantial property allegations

    The case involved allegations of substantial property and business assets both in the U.K. and held abroad by the otherside who maintained that they had very little in the way of assets and in the course of the proceedings even went as far as to claim bankruptcy. The client had tried her best as a

    2nd May 2019
  • Business asset

    The client’s only significant asset was a business which employed over 20 people. The business was struggling but notwithstanding the reality of the situation the otherside believed that the business was far more successful than it appeared from the accounts. The otherside had subjected the client to numerous requests for information relating to the business

    2nd May 2019
  • Final hearing representation

    The client had lost confidence in his solicitor who had represented him at an FDA and FDR. The matter had been listed for trial and the client required direct access Counsel to represent him at trial. The matter was successfully compromised on the day of the final hearing. The work involved representing the client at

    2nd May 2019
  • Family home and separation

    The magnetic features of the case was the length of the marriage and the needs of the client and the parties children. The case was complicated over issues concerning the value of the former family home which had suffered from subsidence. The client sought the lion’s share of the matrimonial assets in order to meet

    2nd May 2019
  • Substantial pension assets

    The significant asset in the case was substantial pension assets. The parties had been married a long time and the client sought equality of pension income upon retirement. An actuary was required to carry out certain calculations. The client achieved her desired result at an FDR. The work involved consisted of representing the client at

    2nd May 2019
  • 2 million pounds of assets

    This case involved over 2 million pounds of assets however it was not complicated. The assets consisted of the former matrimonial home and several investment properties. Notwithstanding the lack of complication the parties had each spent the best part of £100,000 in legal costs prior to the issue of proceedings. The client had lost confidence

    2nd May 2019
  • A Handy List of UK Courts

    For your reference we have compiled a helpful list of all non-criminal UK courts.

    2nd April 2019
  • How to save your Driving Licence even with 12 penalty points

    Loss of driving licence is, for many of us, nothing short of a catastrophe

    2nd April 2019
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